Definition of 'at the drop of a hat'
Example sentences containing 'at the drop of a hat'
The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2009)
I was on standby and would have gone at the drop of a hat if necessary.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2012)
Definition of at the drop of a hat from the Collins English Dictionary
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